Athens, Michigan

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Athens, Michigan

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Athens strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Athens Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Athens Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Athens, Michigan

Comparing Athens to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 4 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Housing Recently Built 2 3
People Living Alone 2 1

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Athens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County Calhoun
Metro Area Kalamazoo - Battle Creek
Standard Zip Codes 49011
Phone Area Codes 269
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.088
Longitude -85.234

Athens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 22.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Athens Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,111 100%
Male 538 48.4%
Female 573 51.6%
Under 18 359 32.3%
18+ 752 67.7%
65+ 129 11.6%
Median Age 31.7
Average Family Size 3.23
White 1,083 97.5%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 1.9%

Estimated Athens Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,075
Growth -36
Growth % -3.2%

Athens Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 28%
German 24.8%
English 13.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
Irish 6.7%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
Scottish 2.6%
Dutch 2.4%
Polish 1.8%
French Canadian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Swiss 1%
European 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Latvian 0.5%
British 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Athens 1,111 $49,375
Burlington 405 $35,750
Climax 791 $50,625
Colon 1,227 $35,536
Sherwood 324 $41,250
Tekonsha 712 $48,375
Union City 1,804 $43,984

Athens Public Libraries

Athens Community Library
Athens, Michigan
(269) 729-4479

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Athens High Schools (2004)

Serves 287 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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